Speaker: Jacqueline Von Edelberg
Jacqueline Von Edelberg
Jacqueline Edelberg has been the driving force behind the Nettelhorst School’s dramatic turn around, a story that has been featured on Oprah & Friends, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Redbook, NPR, CNN, 60 Minutes, Education Weekly, and in the local Chicago media. Jacqueline is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Youtopia, a featured Huffington Post blogger, and the co-author of How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance. She has consulted for school districts, civic groups, foundations, universities and parent organizations on how public schools and reformers can galvanize communities to improve public education. Before devoting herself to art, community organizing, and cutting the crusts off bread, Jacqueline taught political science at the University of Osnabrück in Germany as a Fulbright scholar. She earned her bachelor’s degree and doctorate from the University of Chicago.